News from around St. Marys.

Syrian family celebrates Canadian Citizenship

Members of the Ajjan Al Hadid family officially became Canadian citizens recently. In this photo, Nelda Oliver presented the family with a Canadian flag which they look forward to proudly displaying each week at the Farmer’s Market where they have a vendor permit to sell authentic Syrian baked dishes. Pictured above from left to right…

Newspaper History in St. Marys

By Stewart Grant Since the settling of our town in 1842, a number of different newspapers have kept local citizens informed. George B. McIntosh first published the St. Marys Journal in 1853, but not long thereafter sold it to John B. Abbott. Meanwhile in 1857, the St. Marys Argus would be founded by a man…

The Stevens Family & Stonetown Farms

By June Grant The Century Plus Farm of Donald Stevens, located on west river road 137 (just north of the Science Hill Golf Club) has been in his family since his great-great-grandfather Faithful Stevens obtained the land from the Canada Company in 1859. David Stevens, Don’s father was born and raised at that farm and…

My Family History in the St. Marys area

By Stewart Grant My family has very strong genes when it comes to longevity, which is great for a lot of reasons but for me personally it meant that I got to spend so much treasured time with my great-grandmother Jean Grant (nee Stewart), who passed away at age 105 when I was the age…

The Countdown is On

The Library Summer Reading Program begins on Monday morning with Tinker Toddlers at 10:30am and Maker Monday crafts in the afternoon at 1:30pm. Don’t forget to come down to the Library and be a part of these fun and educational programs. There is a maximum number of spots available for each session, so try to…

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Cadzow Park the place to be on Saturday St. Marys is ready to celebrate the sesquicentennial. The Stonetown will mark Canada’s 150th birthday with a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, July 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Cadzow Park. Festivities begin with the annual Canada Day Parade which will depart from the Pyramid…